food

  1. G

    Picky Eater! Help!

    Hi. I have two boars. Patches (older) and Carmal (younger). Carmal is good about eating his veggies, but his favorite is green beans. Patches on the other, is a very picky eater. He will only eat green beans, and, if I’m lucky, corn. This is probably partially my fault. This is my first time...
  2. B

    Changing dry food

    I have recently got a rescue guinea pig and he has come with the Gerty Guinea pig dry mix (a musli mix) He is already underweight and I have noticed that he only eats a couple of different bits of the food. Therefore I want to change it to a complete nugget. I have chosen Harrington’s and I was...
  3. The Chipmunks

    Food Bowls

    Hi, I have a very boisterous guinea pig and he used to have a china bowl in his cage for his dry food and then another for his fresh food. However, he likes to tip the bowls up (inparticular his dry food bowl) and he flips them on to each other. I was cared he would crack of break the bowl so I...
  4. pepperandrosie

    grass?

    Hi, I was just wondering if you can feed guinea pigs fresh grass as I've had an idea that i can buy a mini hay rack (like a hamster sized one) to put grass in but also have a big one for the hay during the winter so when its summer they can go on the grass and eat more of it? I don't want to...
  5. ishimercado

    Can I teach my Guinea Pig to eat Hay?

    I've had my 2 Mos old Guinea pig for almost 2 Mos now and I'm still struggling with feeding her Hay. She eats pellets and Vegetables but doesn't seem to like Hay. I've tried several, Meadow, Alfalfa and Stargrass and just a couple of days ago, Timothy Hay. She seems to like Alfalfa but can't...
  6. Tinychels

    Any recommendations for hay that contains less dust?

    Hello! I've been feeding my 3 girls Oxbow Timothy Hay for all their lives. They absolutely love it I've noticed that it does contain lots of dust, especially when I get towards the bottom, I never finish the bag because of it. They sneeze every now and then due to the hay dust, so I feel...
  7. ishimercado

    Stargrass Hay and Alfalfa Hay

    Hi, I've had my Guinea pig for almost a month now. She's a month and a couple of weeks old Sheltie/Silkie sow. Not sure why she's not too keen on eating hay. This is they hay I'm giving her. It's Stargrass Hay with Alfalfa Hay. But she doesn't seem to like it that much. I'm not even sure if...
  8. ishimercado

    Stargrass Hay

    Hi, I'm a new caview daddy to a month old Silkie sow from the Philippines. I've had her for almost 2 weeks now. When I initially got her, I tried feeding her Meadow grass hay which she totally ignored, that's understandable as she didn't touch her veggies too. I assumed that she's still in the...
  9. G

    Help! My baby Guinea Pig only eats the seed pod of the hay.

    Hello people, I just got a guinea pig 4 days ago now. I think she is a baby because she is very tiny. So, I bought her Timothy grass and she only eats very little of it. I have had to dump the rest out. She will especially only eat the seed pod that looks like soft threads of hair. I don't know...
  10. LianFlower

    Do you have to bake apple branches?

    Hi everyone! We have some apple trees here in our yard and I am wondering if it's okay to give the piggies the branches right from the tree? I saw they sell apple branches in the store but I'm not sure if they bake or treat them somehow first to make them safe? Thanks!
  11. AlphaUrd13

    Is this food chart accurate?

    Hello, I have been a G piggy mommy for almost 2 months and the research never ends when it comes to my piggies' health and diet and always stumble upon new website offering a variety of info. Some tend to clash with info on other sites so I figured starting a thread here and asking for help...
  12. B

    New baby pig meets BOSS pig

    Hi, first time posting on the forum. me and my partner had our first guinea pigs around a year and a half ago called luna and memphis. sadly memphis passed away due to health complications that left us both heart broken. memphis was always the boss, sat on the hay pile and wouldnt take any crap...
  13. dannif_piggies

    Pellet suggestion (UK)

    I'm looking for a new pellet to feed my piggies. However what kind of levels should I be looking for in terms of fibre, protein, calcium, etc..? I recently realised that the pellets my pigs are on are alfalfa based which would've been fine for Willow as a baby, but I'm concerned these are too...
  14. dannif_piggies

    Spare bags of food

    Firstly, I'm sorry if I've posted this in the wrong section, but basically after recently getting Willow and her already being fed pelettes, and Honey on Gerty, I have now got Honey eating the pellets, however now I have 2 unopened bags and a nearly new bag of Gerty left (where I had stocked up...
  15. Iluvmyguineapigs

    I give my guinea pig 4 pieces of lettuce a day- is that ok?

    I give my guinea pig about 4 pieces of lettuce a day. Is that ok? Will he get sick or anything? Please tell me if it’s wrong and tell me how much to give him.
  16. AlvieOB

    What food can piggies eat every day?

    Hi everyone, Does anyone know what food is best for feeding guineas every day as treats, as well as their veg bowl? I’ve heated lettuce is only able to be fed 4 times a week. Thanks, Alvie
  17. AlvieOB

    Pea Flakes, healthy?

    Hi everyone, I’m looking for a guinea pig treat that is healthy, to reward my piggies with and hand feed to gain their trust and tame them. Are pea flakes a good option? Are they healthy? If not, any other suggestions? Thanks a lot, Alvie, pawrent of teenage Peruvian boys Billy and Pumpkin!
  18. LothianCavies

    Preferred brands and stores UK

    Hello, My three boys are doing very nicely so far and we have made them a rather large indoor enclosure in the hope we can avoid a fallout during their upcoming tricky months. Now I am hoping for advise and recommendations from uk piggie owners. Which food brands do you recommend? Is there an...
  19. oofitsnaomi

    Can these foods be fed to piggies daily?

    Hi! Great news, it's confirmed that I am adopting two male guinea pigs! You can view their in depth profiles here: For Adoption Their favourite foods are Strawberry tops, mango pits, carrots, parsley, dandelions, and cucumber. Can these foods be fed daily to piggies? I am currently making a...
  20. L

    Are Dumor Pellets Okay?

    Hello! I’ve been feeding my piggies pellets and hay from the brand Dumor at Tractor Supply since I’ve had them. I am seeing more and more posts that say seeds and things are bad, and Dumor has seeds and things in it. Could I just pick out the seeds and things or do I have to switch them to...
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